Pop star Taylor Swift has been named the biggest moneymaker in music industry this year having earned a whopping $170 million. According to Forbes, the country/pop singer’s earnings come from music, tour and numerous lucrative deals including with Apple.
One Direction boys follow at the runner-up place with an estimated $110 million and Adele rounded up the top 3 with $80.5 million in her pocket.
Madonna has been ranked fourth with $76.5 million and Rihanna is at No 5 with $75 million.
AC/DC landed in the seventh spot with $67.5 million, The Rolling Stones occupied the eighth position with $66.5 million, P Diddy rounded up the top 10 with $62 million, while Bruce Springsteen trailed closely behind at No 11 with $60.5 million.
Justin Bieber settled at No 13 with USD 56 million.
Further down the list were powerhouse couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z. They have been ranked No 17 and 18 with $54 million and $53.5 million respectively.